Stolpersteine in Frankfurt am Main

The Initiative Stolpersteine Frankfurt am Main has existed since 2003 and has arranged for the laying of around 1,700 Stolpersteine by mid-2021. The initiative researches and documents the fates of the victims, coordinates the laying of the stones and informs the public. A special concern of the initiative is to get in touch with descendants and relatives of the victims, which is also the purpose of the “Abend der Begegnung” that the initiative organises with relatives and sponsors after major layings, as well as trips to Israel.

© Initiative Stolpersteine Frankfurt am Main e.V.

The City of Frankfurt welcomes the initiative. Many institutions support it, including the city’s cultural office, the Jewish Museum and the Institute for City History. Schools, parishes and associations are involved and take an active part in the laying of the stones. The biographies and persecution fates of the people for whom Stolpersteine were laid appear in an annual documentation and are published on various platforms on the internet.

In Frankfurt, the laying of Stolpersteine is technically prepared by the Frankfurt institution ffmnaturnah, which also lays Stolpersteine itself, that are then ceremonially “unveiled” by the Initiative.

At least twice a year, the Stolpersteine are cleaned by “Putzpatinnen” and “Putzpaten” - on the Jewish Holocaust memorial day “Yom HaShoah” (in April or May with changing dates) and on 9/10 November).


So far, Stolpersteine have been laid in the following districts of Frankfurt am Main:

Altstadt
Bahnhofsviertel
Bergen-Enkheim
Bockenheim
Bornheim
Dornbusch
Eckenheim
Eschersheim
Fechenheim
Gallus

Ginnheim
Griesheim
Gutleut
Hausen
Heddernheim
Höchst
Innenstadt
Nied
Niederrad
Nordend

Ostend
Praunheim
Riederwald
Rödelheim
Römerstadt
Sachsenhausen
Sindlingen
Sossenheim
Unterliederbach
Westend